Steve Stachurski and Dianne Clarke became involved in Waibury in 2003, becoming operators of Willowbank. Previously, Steve and Dianne sharemilked on a 148 hectare farm producing 168,000 kgMS.
Productivity has increased since 2003, from 221,00 kgMS to a record production of 323,882 kgMS in 2007/08 season.
An integral part of the increase in production of Willowbank has been due to Steve and Dianne’s attention to detail. This is illustrated by the fact that not only has the farm’s production increased substantially, and the property as a whole is immaculately presented.
At the start of the 2008/09 season Steve and Dianne shifted to the newly purchased Windale Farm in which they had taken a shareholding.
On 1st June 2011 Martin and Rachael Hickey moved from Redpost to take up the position of Equity Managers of Willowbank. They came to the property having had management experience at Redpost, and in recognition of that, they have earned a position with greater responsibility within the Waibury Group.